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Generic Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment: The First Step Towards Elimination of Hepatitis C in Iran

Behzad Hajarizadeh 1 , *
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1 The Kirby Institute, UNSW Sydney (University of New South Wales), Sydney, Australia
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  • Hepatitis Monthly: January 01, 2017, 17 (1); e45788
  • Published Online: January 22, 2017
  • Article Type: Editorial
  • Received: January 17, 2017
  • Accepted: January 21, 2017
  • DOI: 10.5812/hepatmon.45788

To Cite: Hajarizadeh B. Generic Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment: The First Step Towards Elimination of Hepatitis C in Iran, Hepat Mon. 2017 ; 17(1):e45788. doi: 10.5812/hepatmon.45788.

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